Rio Tinto Pilots Extraction of Lithium from Tailings

Rio Tinto plc pf England is spending US$10 million to build a 10 tonnes/year pilot plant for the extraction of lithium from tailings at its Boron, CA mining operation. If successful, the company will consider spending US$50 million on a 5,000 tonnes/year commercial facility. The company has already successfully produced lithium carbonate and is now…

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